With less than two weeks to go until Halloween, Hell’s Kitchen is getting distinctly spectral — especially at Cybert Tire, the neighborhood’s oldest garage, where the spooky display is the wheel deal.
The W52nd Street garage has made going all-out for Halloween an annual tradition, earning it a deserved spot as a favorite stop for young and old seeking a scare. The motorized horror show was first inspired by owner John Everett’s daughter, and when Cybert moved location to its current address at 545 West 52nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, the display moved too.
Everett has strict scaring hours for youngsters during the week: come after 3pm on weekdays to see the show in motion until 7pm, or from 7am to noon on Saturdays between now and Halloween. Everett promised W42ST more ghosts and ghouls will be arriving before the big day, when the scaring will go past regular closing time, and will also feature candy.
The Halloween high jinks are just part of the Cybert story. The company was founded by 1916 by friends Cy Vosimer and Bert Keston, making it the area’s oldest garage. Until 2017 it operated out of 726 11th Avenue, between W51st and W52nd Streets — then moved round the corner to make way for the Irish Arts Center.
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